How to Turn On Dark Mode iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Introduction

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch all run on the iOS operating system. This is the main software that you see on the screen and operates your device. With version 13 of iOS, a new much awaited feature was introduced called Dark Mode. This feature turns your iOS device's color theme to a black and dark grey tone that's easier on your eyes, especially in low-light environments.
iOS 13 is available on iPhone 6S and later and iPod Touch 7 and later. Starting with this version all iPad lines will get a new operating system called iPadOS that is derived from iOS but optimized for tablets which have much larger screens and other additional features. iPadOS 13 is available on iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro and iPad 5 and later.
There are three ways to turn Dark Mode on or off on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This guide will show you how to do it each way.
Before You Begin:

Upgrade Your iOS Device to the Latest Version

iOS Logo.

1 Ask Siri to Turn On Dark Mode

  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn on/off Dark Mode."

2 Turn On Dark Mode From Control Center

  1. Open the Control Center.
    On iPhone X or later, iPad or iPod Touch
    • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
      Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
    On iPhone 8 or earlier
    • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
      Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  2. Tap and hold the Brightness Control.
    Brighteness control in iOS Control Center.
  3. Then tap the Dark Mode Control to turn the feature on.
    Dark Mode control in iOS Control Center.

3 Turn On Dark Mode From Settings

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Scroll down and go to Display & Brightness.
    Display & Brightness option highlighted in iOS Settings.
  3. From there select the Dark mode.
    Dark mode highlighted in Display & Brightness settings on iOS.
  4. To have Dark Mode turn on and off on it's own, toggle the Automatic switch.
    Automatic option toggle highlighted for Dark Mode in Display & Brightness settings in iOS.
  5. Then go to Options.
    Options highlighted in Display & Brightness settings in iOS.
  6. Choose whether you want Dark Mode to turn off and on:
    • At sunset and sunrise,
    • Based on a schedule defined by you.
    Dark mode Appearance Schedule screen in iOS settings.

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The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch all run on the iOS operating system. This is the main software that you see on the screen and operates your device. With version 13 of iOS, a new much awaited feature was introduced called Dark Mode. This feature turns your iOS device's color theme to a black and dark grey tone that's easier on your eyes, especially in low-light environments.
iOS 13 is available on iPhone 6S and later and iPod Touch 7 and later. Starting with this version all iPad lines will get a new operating system called iPadOS that is derived from iOS but optimized for tablets which have much larger screens and other additional features. iPadOS 13 is available on iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro and iPad 5 and later.
There are three ways to turn Dark Mode on or off on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This guide will show you how to do it each way.
Before You Begin:

Upgrade Your iOS Device to the Latest Version

iOS Logo.
  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn on/off Dark Mode."
  1. Open the Control Center.
    On iPhone X or later, iPad or iPod Touch
    • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
      Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
    On iPhone 8 or earlier
    • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
      Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  2. Tap and hold the Brightness Control.
    Brighteness control in iOS Control Center.
  3. Then tap the Dark Mode Control to turn the feature on.
    Dark Mode control in iOS Control Center.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Scroll down and go to Display & Brightness.
    Display & Brightness option highlighted in iOS Settings.
  3. From there select the Dark mode.
    Dark mode highlighted in Display & Brightness settings on iOS.
  4. To have Dark Mode turn on and off on it's own, toggle the Automatic switch.
    Automatic option toggle highlighted for Dark Mode in Display & Brightness settings in iOS.
  5. Then go to Options.
    Options highlighted in Display & Brightness settings in iOS.
  6. Choose whether you want Dark Mode to turn off and on:
    • At sunset and sunrise,
    • Based on a schedule defined by you.
    Dark mode Appearance Schedule screen in iOS settings.
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